2020 Online Convention

October 1 – 3, 2020

October 1, 2020

October 2, 2020

October 3, 2020

*Time is indicated starting on Central Standard Time zone (CST)

OMD Therapy Methods: Pulling Rabbits Out of the Hat!

Learner Outcomes:
 Participants will review anatomy and physiology pertinent in myofunctional therapy
 Participants will identify 7 components of assessment and treatment of orofacial myology
 Participants will become familiar with collaborative professionals that can assist in patient care
 Participants will observe videos of patient care

About Dianah Davidson, BS, RDH, COM®

Dianah graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas Dental School with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
Dianah practiced in oral surgery, periodontal, general dentistry for many years.
Dianah served as an active Member of the IAOM Mentoring Committee from 2008-2014. She co-chaired the IAOM Annual Convention in 2011. In 2012, she was appointed Chair of the IAOM Nonprofit Governance Board. Dianah was awarded the IAOM Connie Painter Award for Distinguished Service in 2014 related to her efforts to address the legal standing of the organization as Nonprofit Governance Chair. She is also an active member of the ALF InterFACE Academy where she has presented on the important role orofacial myology treatment plays in functional orthodontic intervention.

Dianah has exclusively practiced orofacial myology since 2008. She was awarded IAOM Certification in Orofacial Myology in 2009. In 2013, she became an IAOM approved Introductory Instructor and continues in this effort today across the USA, Canada and Australia. She continues with patient care with orofacial myofunctional disorders, parafunctional habits and muscular TMJ disorders.

Financial Disclosures: ALF InterFACE Academy (speaking fee)
Non-Financial Disclosures: None

Myo Marketing That Hits The Spot: Leveraging Social Media for your MYO Business

Learner Outcomes:

 Define their target audience(s) and market specifically to each group
 Identify ways to increase their page visibility on Facebook
 Increase their organic reach on Social Media platforms

About Angie Lehman, RDH, COM®

Angie Lehman, RDH, COM, has been certified by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and practicing orofacial myology exclusively since 2012. She currently serves as the Secretary for the IAOM. Angie is owner of Oral Myofunctional Therapy of York, a private practice in York, Pennsylvania, that provides myofunctional therapy to children and adults. She also provides continuing education for dental and medical professionals, teaching about Orofacial Myology, advanced therapy techniques and marketing. Her passion is to see all dental and medical professionals work collaboratively to better understand oral function and craniofacial development.

Financial Disclosures: None
Non-Financial Disclosures: IAOM Board of Director, Recording Secretary

Your Voice (Vocal Tips for Nerve-Wracking Treatment Times)

Learner Outcomes:
 Identify at least 4 vocal characteristics
 Identify primary and secondary functions of the oral mechanism
 Identify patterns that negatively affect the vocal mechanism
 Formulate a self-care plan considering their structure and voicing issues

About Patricia K. Fisher, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®

Patricia K. Fisher, M.A. CCC/SLP-COM©, works with Speech & Language Associates of Dayton. She is parliamentarian for the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Fisher is certified in Orofacial Myology and Lidcombe (Australian program for stuttering). Fisher was on ASHA’s Sig for Voice. She served as adjunct faculty at Miami University of Ohio and for the College of St. Rose in New York. Fisher is a “Fellow” and has received “Honors of the Association” for Ohio. She was the Director of Public Information and chaired the Consumer Affairs, Insurance Initiative, and Student Scholarship committees. Fisher completed a research project with the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

Financial Disclosures: None
Non-Financial Disclosures: IAOM Board of Director, Parliamentarian, adjunct faculty at Miami University and College of
St. Rose in New York.

An Up-to-Date Refresher on Teletherapy Tech, Ethics and HIPAA Security.

Learner Outcomes:
 Participants will be able to identify the 3 components of HIPAA Security Rule compliance
 Participants will be able to implement clinical effectiveness of telehealth services
 Participants will be able to recognize how to determine if it is legal to practice outside of their jurisdiction

About Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC

Roy is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech, a company that grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions.

Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics. He has acted as a subject matter expert on HIPAA, security, and clinical use of technology for Counseling licensure boards and both state and national mental health professional organizations. He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters on that topic.

Financial Disclosures: Speaker Honorarium
Non-Financial Disclosures: None

A Deeper Look Under The Skin: Getting Familiar With Radiology

Learner Outcomes:
 Identify key radiographic anatomic landmarks, some common abnormalities and correlate them to the clinical exam
 Understand influence of the TMJ in the development of the face, jaws and airway
 Utilize imaging as part of the workup for upper airway analysis for the apneic patient

About Dr. Shikha Rathi

Dr. Shikha Rathi graduated in 2004 with a dental degree from D.Y. Patil University in Mumbai, India subsequent to which she received a certification and a master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2011 from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Dr. Rathi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and currently maintains her private practice at DDI in Roseville, California. She is an assistant professor in the department of Orthodontics at the University of Pacific, San Francisco. She is a co-author on “Specialty Imaging: Dental Implants”, and a contributing author of “Horizontal Alveolar Ridge Augmentation in Implant Dentistry” and “Specialty Imaging: TMJ”. She is also a recognized reviewer of the journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology (OOOO). Dr. Rathi has delivered several presentations nationally and internationally on 3D imaging and its applications in the various fields of dentistry.

Financial Disclosures: Speaker Honorarium
Non-Financial Disclosures: None

*Time is indicated starting on Central Standard Time zone (CST)

TMJ Pain Management: The Myofunctional Therapists’ Role

Learner Outcomes:
 Participants will be able to identify the TMJ joint anatomy
 Participants with be able to describe common TMD muscle pain referral patterns
 Participants will be able to recognize additional methods of pain reduction that complement myofunctional therapy
 Participants will be able to use simplified myofascial release techniques and Ttouch movements

About Patricia Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, RDH, MS, C-GIS, COM®

Pat Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, RDH, MS, C-GIS, COM® is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) in private practice in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.  Pat received her dental hygiene training at the University of Nebraska college of dentistry, her master’s from the University of Nebraska, and her certificate in Gerontology and interdisciplinary studies from Colorado State University. She is a Board of Examiner with the IAOM and teaches at Spear Dental Education at the TMD2 course and also to the dental hygiene students at UNMC. She belongs to and is also a speaker for the Acorn Study group that focuses on TMD. She has over 35 years practice as a dental hygienist and over 12 years as a myofunctional therapist. She was named ADHA’s Irene Newman Award winner for advancing the field of dental hygiene in 2015 for winning board approval to practice myofunctional therapy in Nebraska and has since helped other hygienists in surrounding states accomplish the same.

Pat became interested in myofunctional therapy because of her temporal mandibular pain and found relief in three days at her first course by modifying her parafunctional habits. She has undergone arthrocentesis and bimaxillary surgery to correct her TMD and maxillary and mandibular deficiencies and presented a poster on this in 2019 at IAOM Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her article “Myofunctional Therapy; Enhancing your Dental Hygiene Career” (the magazine editors may change the name) will appear in Access magazine in April 2020.

Financial Disclosures: Spear Dental Education (speaking fee)
Non-Financial Disclosures: UNMC School of Dentistry- Professional (speaking to RDH students on how to recognize a myofunctional disorder)

The therapeutic value of nutrition for both children and adults: Looking at the

Learner Outcomes
 Identify health positive and health negative dietary behaviors.
 Recognize key areas of nutritional importance, including hydration, macronutrient balance, nutrient-density, food sensitivities, food processing, food timing and the microbiome.
 List key nutrition resources and references for further study and reference.

About Rebecca Snow, MS, CNS, LDH, RH

Rebecca is a Certified Nutrition Specialist with the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists and Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. She is a licensed Nutritionist with the State of Maryland.
Rebecca has been practicing clinical nutrition and herbal medicine since 2004. She currently has a private practice in Catonsville, Maryland. She was the founding director of the Master of Science in Nutrition program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health where she also taught and held several roles between the years 2005 and 2013. She is currently serving on the Board of Dietetic Practice in the State of Maryland.

Financial Disclosures: Speaker Honorarium
Non-Financial Disclosures: None

Methodologies to Embrace the New Normal in Your Practice

Learner Outcomes
 Identify methods to reduce or prevent the transmission of disease and infection
 Recognize the challenges in standards related to infection prevention
 Describe proper procedures for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization for daily equipment
 Discover the constant challenge of hand hygiene with team members to keep all safe
 Critique and develop means to update your practice
 Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

About Patricia Pine, RDH, COM®

Patricia M. Pine, RDH, COM is a national and international speaker and author specializing in OSHA, infection control, lasers and orofacial myofunctional therapy. She brings 30 plus years of experience. Pat is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer Coach, OSAP speaker’s consultant’s bureau and board member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), American Laser Study Group (ALSG) and International Association of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATP).

Pat continually sets the standard for excellence in care and compliance as an oral health educator. She has gained recognition through her plethora of articles and speaking and training. Her philosophy is an empowered team is a healthy team, which in turn creates an unstoppable referral formula. As a Federally Authorized OSHA Trainer, Pat provides OSHA Training Boot Camp and Infection Control for teams across the country.

Financial Disclosures: SciCan/Coltene, Zirc, Inc.(Teaching/Speaking, Speaker Honorarium)
Non-Financial Disclosures: IAOM Board of Director

*Time is indicated starting on Central Standard Time zone (CST)

Critical Appraisal of Clinical Research Towards Evidence-Based Practice

Learner Outcomes
 Formulate focused clinical questions.
 Perform effective search strategies to acquire clinical evidence.
 Identify common clinical research study designs.
 Perform critical appraisal of clinical studies.

About Dr. Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSc, MS

Associate Professor & Director, Periodontics A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health.

Dr. Kumar is a board-certified specialist in Periodontology, Oral Medicine, and Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kumar is a certified evidence reviewer by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) where he also teaches the practice of applying best available clinical research evidence to patient care.

Financial Disclosures: None
Non-Financial Disclosures: None

Invest in your Energy Reserves: Strategies for Sustainable Ways of Working + Living

Learner Outcomes
 Demonstrate an awareness of the four components that support sustainable ways of working and living
 Identify one’s own barriers to practicing sustainable ways of working and living
 Create a personal action plan of sustainable strategies that bulk up one’s personal energy reserves

About Lisa Williams, MSSA, ACC

Lisa Williams is an Intuitive Leadership Coach + Consultant, facilitator, and speaker who helps individuals lead from within by leveraging their unique superpower- their intuition. She is the founder of Lisa Williams Coaching + Consulting and the co-founder of the High Impact Leadership Project. Lisa holds an Associate Certified Coach credential through the International Coaching Federation and completed her coach training through the College of Executive Coaching. She received her Master of Social Science Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University.

In addition to her roles as a coach and consultant, Lisa also teaches courses and designs Emotional Intelligence programs at the University of Kentucky. She is the former Executive Director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace  Innovation and has served in leadership roles for a variety of other organizations. When she isn’t working, you can find Lisa on the yoga mat, hiking with her family, or watching her two sons play sports.

Financial Disclosures: None
Non-Financial Disclosures: None

This program is offered for up to 1.775 ASHA CEUs
(Various level; Professional area)